Thrills in Sorrento Past Review

By (University of Northern Iowa) - abroad from 05/15/2016 to 05/29/2016 with

University of Northern Iowa: Service Operations Management in Italy

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned the importance being able adjust to other cultural norms.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? None

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Apartment Rogan was terrible. It was very dirty, the gas went out multiple times, the wifi did not work and the area was noisy. But the worst part was the uncleanness of the place. The floors were filthy, there was dead bugs everywhere. There was dirty towels and sheets stuffed in a drawer that made the entire apartment smell. It was all just horrible.

* Food:

The program was very expensive for a short amount of time, so I feel as if more meals should have been included for the price that I had to pay.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes


* Money: How easily were you able to live on a student's budget?

(1 = not very easy/$200+ on food & personal expenses/week, 2.5 = $100/week, 5 = very easily/minimal cost)

Very hard unless you cook at your apartment. The university should have provided more meals

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 150 euros
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Make sure to pack everything, even if you think you may not need it. The more you bring the less likely you will have to buy something there other than food. Consider cooking at the apartments in order to save money


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Other
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with? 0

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Visiting of businesses
* What could be improved?
  • Alberto, change the trip to Naples. It was very uncom
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? A little more about the culture

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Academic or Linguist
You went abroad with specific academic goals in mind; the program credentials and rigor of your coursework abroad were very important to you. You had a great time abroad, but never lost sight of your studies and (if applicable) were diligent with your foreign language study. Good for you!